(From Old Corral image collection)
Above is a well worn title lobby card from TRAILS OF DANGER (aka TRAILS OF PERIL), one of Wales' early talkies for National Players/Big 4 which was released in late 1930. The gal is Virginia Browne Faire, frequent heroine in silents and early 1930s sound oaters. Note the mention of this film as "an All Talking WESTERN".
Starring roles only - westerns and serials
Sound films only
Special thanks to Les Adams for providing this filmography
|1/2/30||VOICE FROM THE SKY, THE (Serial)||Wilson Prod.||Ben Wilson||Jean Delores (Neva Garber)||Jack Deering|
|9/30/30||TRAILS OF DANGER (aka TRAILS OF PERIL)||Big 4||Alvin J. Neitz (Alan James)||Virginia Brown Faire||Bob Bartlett|
|11/12/30||BREED OF THE WEST||Big 4||Alvin J. Neitz (Alan James)||Virginia Brown Faire||Wally Weldon|
|1/12/31||RED FORK RANGE||Big 4||Alvin J. Neitz (Alan James)||Ruth Mix||Wally Hamilton|
|3/7/31||HELL'S VALLEY||Big 4||Alvin J. Neitz (Alan James)||Virginia Brown Faire||Wally|
|7/7/31||RIDERS OF THE CACTUS||Big 4||David Kirkland||Lorraine LaVal||Bob Bronson|
|7/25/31||FLYING LARIATS||Big 4||David Kirkland||Bonnie Jean Gray||Wally Dunbar|
|8/1/31||SO THIS IS ARIZONA||Big 4||J. P. McGowan||Lorraine LaVal||Wally|
|1/1/34||ADVENTURES OF TEXAS JACK, THE||Security||Denver Dixon||Victoria Vinton||Texas Jack|
|1/5/34||POTLUCK PARDS||B & B Prod.||Bernard B. Ray||Josephine Hill||Bud (Walt Williams)|
|5/1/34||ARIZONA CYCLONE||Imperial||Robert Emmett (Tansey)||Karla Cowan||Jim Blaine|
|6/1/34||SUNDOWN TRAIL||Imperial||Robert Emmett (Tansey)||Fay McKenzie||Wally Burton|
|7/1/34||CARRYING THE MAIL||Imperial||Robert Emmett (Tansey)||Peggy Djarling||Wally Reed|
|8/1/34||DESERT MAN, THE||Imperial||Robert Emmett (Tansey)||Peggy Djarling||Wally Bradley|
|9/1/34||PALS OF THE WEST||Imperial||Robert Emmett (Tansey)||Dorothy Crittin||Wally Wallace|
|10/1/34||LONE RIDER , THE||Imperial||Robert Emmett (Tansey)||Merla (Myrla) Bratton||Jeff Smith|
|10/15/34||WAY OF THE WEST, THE||Imperial||Robert Emmett (Tansey)||Myrla Bratton||Wally Gordon|
|11/1/34||WEST OF THE LAW||Imperial||Robert Emmett (Tansey)||Myrla Bratton||Wally Williams|
(Courtesy of Les Adams)
Above - Robert Walker waits for Wales to enter the saloon in the above lobby card and crop/blowup from the early sound oater, BREED OF THE WEST (Big 4, 1930).
(Courtesy of Ed Tabor)
Above is lobby card and crop/blowup from the Wally Wales starrer RIDERS OF THE CACTUS (Big 4, 1931). On the far left is Buzz Barton, and Wally Wales (later, Hal Taliaferro) is atop the white cayuse. Les Adams was able to identify the big man facing Barton as Gus Anderson, and the smiling rider next to Wales appears to be Sam J. Garrett, a champion roper of the 1930s. Les also mentioned that CACTUS and FLYING LARIATS were filmed in a week on location in Sonora, California with the exact same cast in both films.
(Courtesy of Les Adams)
Above - Wally Wales versus Sherry Tansey in this lobby card from ARIZONA CYCLONE (William Pizor/Imperial, 1934). This film was directed by Sherry's brother, Robert Emmett Tansey.